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Lincoln Park Zoo


The Lincoln Park Zoo presents its visitors with the opportunity to enjoy wildlife surrounded by trees and greenery – so close and yet so far from the bustle of Chicago city life.

Overview

Visitors to Chicago may treat themselves to an exciting and educational zoological experience at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This location was founded in 1868 and is open all year round with no entrance charge. As one of the oldest such locations in the country, the Lincoln Park Zoo is home to 230 different types of animals. People visiting the zoo may marvel at this wide range of species that includes approximately 1,200 animals.

Exhibits at the Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo hosts a large variety of animals and different types of wildlife. The various exhibitions, ranging from antelopes and apes to zebras, are separated into the following areas: Antelope and Zebra area; Farm in the Zoo presented by John Deere; Flamingo Habitat; Helen Brach Primate House; Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond; Kovler Lion House; Kovler Sea Lion Pool; Kovler Penguin and Seabird House; McCormick Bear Habitat; McCormick Bird House; Pritzker Family Children's Zoo; Regenstein African Journey; Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit; Regenstein Small Mammal Reptile House; Regenstein Center for African Apes and The Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

It is interesting to note that this zoo has a large conservation and research program working towards the improvement of animal conservation.

Special Features

In these materialistic times, perhaps one of the most remarkable features of this wonderful location is that admission to zoo for the public is free of charge. The Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to be one of the few remaining cultural establishments in the United States that offers free admission.

Special features within the zoo which do incur a small charge include: a safari simulator, a train ride around the zoo grounds and a fascinating carousel journey through a range of endangered species of wildlife.

It is interesting to note that over three million visitors annually step out of the commotion and activity of Chicago city life for a glimpse into the animal world at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This attractive site is open 365 days a year and presents an enjoyable zoological adventure, just minutes away from the Chicago skyscrapers.


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